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Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

From: Jochen Wezel - CompuMaster GmbH <jwezel@compumaster.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 10:03:01 +0100
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Hello!

I'd like to request some improvements for the combobox control in HTML
forms.

1. The style should be customizable, e. g. the border type and color and
the arrow element
	via CSS: the normal possibilities (see e. g. normal textbox)
	via HTML attribute: <select border="1" bordercolor="blue"
color="white">
2. There should be multi-column support as it is e. g. in Microsoft
Access' dropdown boxes
3. There should be support for free text input and autoselect of
predefined values; configurable should also be the property to allow
free text or only selection of predefined values
4. In a long list of elements, pressing key "G" and then "e" should not
go to first element beginning with "G" and then to first element
beginning with "e"; it should select the first element beginning with
"Ge" - I expect this as normal behaviour in a modern GUI.

Best Regards
Jochen Wezel
Received on Monday, 12 March 2007 04:16:22 GMT

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